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Goa seeks reversal of proposed hike in iron ore royalty rates

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:53

The Goa government will demand a rollback of hike in royalty rates of low grade iron ore proposed by Centre, saying profit margins of mining industry have shrunken due to a steady fall in international prices since 2011.

Cabinet approves Shah Commission's report on illegal mining

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 16:50

As per Zee Media sources, the Cabinet has also accepted Shah Commission's action taking report on iron ore mining.

Iron ore production sufficient to meet domestic demand: Govt

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:16

Iron ore production in the country is sufficient to meet the domestic demand and steel makers are not facing any shortage of the key input, government said Monday.

NMDC hikes iron ore prices by up to Rs 300 a tonne

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 22:55

State-run miner NMDC has raised iron ore prices by Rs 250-300 a tonne for June allegedly aimed at cashing in on subdued domestic supply scenario, a move that might stoke steel prices.

SC orders temporary closure of some Odisha iron ore mines

Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014, 18:47

The Supreme Court ordered on Friday the temporary closure of nearly half of the iron ore mines in top producing state Odisha due to non-renewal of years-old leases, in a blow to local steel mills that depend heavily on high-quality ore from the state.

Goa planning to start mining from Oct: Parrikar

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 22:18

Post Supreme Court partially lifting iron ore mining ban in the state, the Goa government expects the mineral extraction to start from October and reach 20 million tonnes per annum level in the next 12 months.

SC allows annual cap of 20 MT of iron ore mining in Goa

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 17:28

The Supreme Court Monday allowed an annual cap of 20 million tonnes of iron ore to be extracted in Goa which was banned by it in the state for nearly one-and- a-half years.

Stung by curbs, iron ore firms throw in the towel

Last Updated: Thursday, January 02, 2014, 10:21

Bans on iron ore mining and exports in top producing states of Karnataka and Goa have choked the industry so hard that MMTC is one of many firms exiting.

Paralysis in ore mining renders 1,00,000 jobless: Vedanta

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 21:56

Ban on iron ore mining in Goa and Karnataka is not only hurting the economy but has rendered as many as one lakh people jobless, Vedanta Resources chief Anil Agarwal said Wednesday.

SC mulls appointing panels to look into iron ore mining in Goa

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 19:53

The Supreme Court Wednesday said it may consider constituting one or two panels for looking into various aspects of iron ore mining in Goa including fixation of annual cap over the volume of extractions with an aim to preserve the mineral for future generations.

SC mulls appointing panels to look into iron ore mining in Goa

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 18:26

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said it may consider constituting one or two panels for looking into various aspects of iron ore mining in Goa including fixation of annual cap over the volume of extractions with an aim to preserve the mineral for future generations.

Proper system 'must' to regulate iron ore mining in Goa: SC

Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 19:23

The Supreme Court on Thursday said there should be a proper system in place to regulate mining and other related activities in Goa where iron ore extractions in 90 mines had been banned by it following the report of a panel that illegal mining was going on there.